Spoof. By Bill Majeski.
Cast: 5m., 4w., plus 7 (or more) bit parts. In the comic tradition of his smash hit The Very Great Grandson of Sherlock Holmes Bill Majeski has done another humorous "new version," this time of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Here, however, Dr. Jekyll is less strange and much, much funnier. As presented in this comedy he's a young doctor so desparately shy he's afraid to come out of the lab and talk to the patients. While back in the lab he's working on a pill to help him overcome his overwhelming insecurity. This is especially important right now because he's engaged to a beautiful girl who reasonably insists that he get himself together. His experiments lead him to a concoction that suddenly turns him into a totally different person—a wildly "on" stand-up comic. "You're not yourself today," a nurse comments and he replies, "Well, whoever I am it's an improvement." His brief transformation delights everyone except his girl who is horrified at the change. The ups, downs, and reversals both expected and unexpected fill this spoof with broad comic fun.